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School of Public Policy and Leadership News

The School of Public Policy and Leadership employs an interdisciplinary approach to create knowledge and understanding to support effective policy and governance through collaborations of faculty, students, and the greater community.

Current Public Policy and Leadership News

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Campus News | November 1, 2021

Craig Valdez is among the panelists for the Nov. 3 “We Need to Talk” series. Attend in person or watch online.

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People | October 13, 2021

Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Alumna of the Year Caitlin Saladino helps provide significant insights into the Mountain West for researchers, policymakers, and the public alike.

Campus News | September 7, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting community and perseverance at UNLV.

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People | August 11, 2021

Brookings Mountain West and Lincy Institute's Caitlin Saladino's work helping fuel undergraduate research earns her UNLV's Top Tier Award.

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Campus News | July 9, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.

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People | June 22, 2021

Lang was a powerful advocate for UNLV and the role of higher education in helping Southern Nevada thrive.

Public Policy and Leadership In The News

Las Vegas Sun
November 27, 2021

UNLV and one of the area’s biggest employers are partnering on a job training program to help former foster youth overcome the long odds of their circumstances.

Nevada Business
October 21, 2021

Nevada State Contractors Board (NSCB) Executive Officer Margi Grein announced the promotion of Kenya McCampbell to Executive Assistant/Policy Analyst and the hiring of Michael Phillips as Public Information Officer.

The Nevada Independent
September 26, 2021

The math didn’t add up for Richard Luciano.

Las Vegas Sun
August 26, 2021

This week, Nevada’s public colleges and universities are hustling and bustling once again after the last three semesters were moved to online learning because of the global pandemic.

El Tiempo
August 24, 2021

Nevada nonprofits say they have stabilized after a difficult year in terms of finances, changes in operations and service delivery, according to a UNLV report released this month.

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 24, 2021

Nonprofits in Nevada say they have stabilized after a rocky year of finances, changes to operations and service delivery, according to a report from UNLV released this month.

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Recent Public Policy and Leadership Accomplishments

November 16, 2021
Jaewon Lim (Public Policy and Leadership) won the David E. Boyce Award from the North America Regional Science Council. This award honors Professor David Boyce, a prominent figure in Regional Science who promoted the Regional Science Association for a number of years and was instrumental in its long-term success. The award acknowledges the service…
October 12, 2021
Manoj Sharma (Social & Behavioral Health)  and Kavita Batra (Medicine) published an article entitled, “Testing multi-theory model (MTM) in explaining sunscreen use among Florida residents: An integrative approach for sun protection" in the journal Healthcare in co-authorship with colleagues from University of North Florida, Baylor University,…
September 2, 2021
Brookings Mountain West recently published, "The Great Student Swap," a higher education policy brief authored by Brookings Institution Economic Studies colleagues Aaron Klein and Ariel Gelrud Shiro. This policy brief explores trends in student body compositions, tuition costs, and appropriations for state schools across the country, focusing on…
August 23, 2021
Jayce L. Farmer and Andres J. Rodriguez Lombeida (Public Policy and Leadership) published an article, “How State Interventions affect Municipalities Taking the Lead in Sustainability,” in Sustainability. This article examines how state governments affect municipal government efforts to promote energy efficiency within their internal operations.…
June 1, 2021
Jesse Barnes (Public Policy & Leadership), Anjala Krishen (Marketing & International Business), and Han-fen Hu (Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology) recently had their paper, "Untapped Knowledge about Water Reuse: the Roles of Direct and Indirect Educational Messaging," published in Water Resources Management. This study…
May 20, 2021
Gabriela Buccini (Environmental & Occupational Health), Katherine Marcal (Social Work), and Krystyna A. Stave (Public Policy and Leadership) recently received a R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health. As part of the award, the collaborators will…